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The medicines of the rainforest

 

 

It may surprise you to know that more than 25% of our modern medicines originate from tropical forest plants.

Even so, we have only learned how to use 1% of these amazing plants, so imagine the possibilities if we could experiment with the other 99%!

 

Log into Purple Mash and click on the Medicines of the Rainforest activity.

Research four different helpful plants - these websites might be useful.

 

https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/ecosystems/rainforests/food-and-medicine/

 

https://www.rainforestcruises.com/jungle-blog/top-10-medicinal-plants-of-the-amazon

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